 BSU
Math 275 (Calc. III)  Section 002, Fall 2011


Instructor:
Shari Ultman

email:
shariultman@boisestate.edu

Office:
Math/Geoscience
Building, Room 236D

Office
hours: MTu
11:30am12:00pm, WF 11:40am12:30pm,
and by appointment.


My
Weekly Schedule


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 Syllabus


Calendar:
This provides a rough schedule for the semester. The sections to be
covered and the dates and order in which they occur are subject to
change.


Assignments:
These problems are to be turned in for a grade.


Supplemental
exercises: These exercises provide extra practice on the basic
methods and concepts covered in a given section. You should complete
as many as necessary to master the given technique. They will not be
graded. Do not turn these
in.


Keys
to quizzes and exams 

Basic
derivatives and integrals: You may use this for exams.


Midterm
1 review


Midterm
2 review: revised (removed reference to material from chapter
14).


Midterm
3 review: revised (material from section 15.2 will not be
covered on midterm 3)


Final
exam review

 Links:


Solutions
to oddnumbered problems.


The
Geometry of Vector Calculus: Developed by Tevian
Dray and Corinne
Manogue at Oregon State University (see also the Vector
Calculus Bridge Project). A resource for those interested in the
"differential" point of view.


Parametric
curves in 3D By Barbara
Kaskosz at the University of Rhode Island.


Surface/level
curve grapher By Barbara
Kaskosz at the University of Rhode Island and Doug
Ensley at Shippensburg University.


 Announcements:


Fri 12/9: here is what's been
suggested as possible
questions for the final exam.

Tues 12/6: Office hours this
week: Wednesday 11:303:30, Thursday 1:003:00, Friday
11:302:00. On Wednesday and Friday I will be coming from a class,
so I may be a little late getting back to my office. If I'm not in
my office during these times, I've probably stepped out to get
coffee and will return shortly.

Mon 12/5: The plan for this week
will be as follows. Monday and Tuesday will be the final days of
lecture. Wednesday will be devoted to a couple of short exercises to
help get you into "review mode", and you will have a
chance to check the homework, quiz and exam scores I have entered
for you in my spreadsheet. Friday will be an open session; bring
questions.

Wed 11/30: Regarding homework problems involving Stokes' Theorem.
Feel free to use any surface that satisfies the hypothesis.

Tues 11/29: Here is a list of the gradient,
curl and divergence with respect to Cartesian, cylindrical and
spherical bases.

Tues 11/15: Here's the example
of finding a potential function for a conservative vector field
from yesterday's class.

Thurs 11/10: Exam 3 is graded and will be returned in class on
Friday. Stats (out of 50 points total):

mean: 31.65

median: 37

standard deviation: 8.6

high score: 49

low score: 5

range: 44

In fact, these are pretty close to the stats for exam 2.
 Tues 11/8: Here's a
better way to compute line integrals for flux across closed
plane curves. Also, if you want an example of a nonzero flux
integral, try computing flux of the field F =
x i + y j
across the unit circle (or, for
that matter, across the ellipse from today's class).

Tues 11/1: Material from section 15.2 will not be covered on midterm
3 this Friday nor will it included in assignment 10. Material from
section 15.1 is fair game. The exam review and assignment have been
updated.

Mon 10/31: Please prepare 23 questions that you think would be
good questions for this exam, and bring them to class on Wednesday.
Be sure to include what the questions would be testing and why you
think they are "good" questions.

Sun 10/30: The review for midterm 3 is posted. Also, I've opened a
forum on the Blackboard discussion board for people to list the
questions they would like to discuss during the review on Wednesday.
The idea is try to reach a class consensus about what people want to
talk about before the review.

Wed 10/26: I've been looking at the problems for section 14.8, and
it seems that the transformations for a changeofvariables are
given. This being the case, I'd like to open up the first halfhour
of class on Friday (before the quiz) to questions. If noone has any
questions, I will have another example of a changeofvariables
ready.

Mon 10/24: ANIMALS

Thurs 10/20: Exam 2 stats (out of 50 points total):

mean: 35.52

median: 36

standard deviation: 8.46

high score: 49

low score: 18

range: 31
 Wed
10/19: Assignment #8 is due this Friday (10/21). I've corrected the
typo on the assignments page.

Wed 10/12: I will have extra
office hours tomorrow from 12:001:30pm.

Sun 10/9: The review for the
second midterm has been posted.

Fri 10/7: The key to today's
quiz has been posted. Also posted is a solution
to the problem we worked on in class.

Fri 9/30: Someone left their
textbook in class today. It can be picked up in the Math Department
office (235 Math/Geoscience Building). Also, if you have any
feedback on the worksheet
we did in class today, I'd be very interested in hearing it.

Tues 9/26: To get a rough
estimate of your current course standing:

Add your first three quiz
scores, divide by 30 and multiply by 0.3 (remember to add two points
to your quiz 1 score if you turned in the selfassessment);

divide your first exam score by
50 and multiply by 0.6;

add your first four homework
scores, divide by 8 and multiply by 0.1;

add 1, 2 and 3, and multiply by
100.
 Example: quiz 1 (adjusted) =
7, quiz 2 = 8, quiz 3 = 5, exam = 37, hw 1 = 2, hw 2 = 1, hw 3 = 0,
hw 4 = 2:


[( 7 + 8 + 5 )/30]*0.3 +
[37/50]*0.6 + [(2 + 0 + 1 + 2)/8]*0.1 = 0.7065

0.7065*100 = 70.65


If I were to assign grades now,
the breakdown would be:

A: 90  100

B: 80  89

C: 70  79

D: 60  69

F: below 60


Wed 9/21: The key to the first
midterm is posted. Friday's quiz will be over the material in
section 13.1 only.

Sun 9/18: Now that the first
exam is under our belts, I would like to know your opinion about
what type of inclass exam review you think would be most helpful
for future exams. I've created a survey on Survey Monkey. You can
participate here.
Please respond only once.

Thurs 9/15: I will be in my
office tomorrow (Friday 9/16) from 9:3010:30 if you have
lastminute questions before the exam.

Thurs 9/15: STUDY BREAK. Sorry
for the late notice, but there's going to be a talk at the SUB this
afternoon that could be good: "Geometric Gems: Appreciating the
Timeless Beauty of Mathematics". The speaker is Michael
Starbird from the University of Texas at Austin. More information
here.

Tues 9/13: There's now a link to
an online applet for graphing parameterized curves in space (above,
under "Links").

Fri 9/9: The review for the
first midterm is now posted above.

Tues 9/6: Here is the followup
selfassessment
for quiz 1. Please complete this and turn it in to me by the
beginning of class this Friday (9 September). Wellconsidered
responses will be worth up to two points added to your quiz 1 score
(with a maximum adjusted score of ten points). Please be as specific
as possible.

Fri 9/2: Examples of computing
the infinitesimal displacement vector can be found here.
I've also posted a link (above, under "Links") to the wiki
book "The Geometry of Vector Calculus". This provides some
handy supplementary material for our class.

Tues 8/30: Office hours have
changed (see above).

Thurs 8/25: Homework
formatting. At the top of the first page of each assignment, please
include:

your name

the course and section numbers

my name

the assignment number

the due date of the assignment
 in
that order, and each on a separate line. Begin each section on a new
page, and clearly indicate the section number at the top of the
page. Do not divide your pages into multiple columns (if you have
already begun writing up Assignment 1 and are using more than one
column per page, you do not need to recopy your work).


Tues
8/23: There is now a
discussion
forum open on Blackboard.
You can subscribe to the forum and receive emails at your Boise
State account as new posts are added. I've started with a "general
discussion thread". You may also begin new threads within the
forum  for example, if you want to discuss a particular homework
problem.

Sat
8/20: The syllabus and calendar are now posted.

Wed 5/11: Welcome to Math 275.